Siargao: House Bill 6349

House Bill 6349 seeks to spur sustainable and responsible growth by creating a 40 meter land easement beginning at the shoreline and reckoned inwards the land areas.

From the end of the easement perimeter and 3 kilometers inwards, the bill then reclassifies and converts the land areas covered into commercial, residential, and tourist places.

Further, this bill declares the Siargao Island and all the surrounding islands therein as ecotourism zones. To manage the development of the areas herein specified, this bill creates the Siargao Development Authority to ensure the sustainable development of the islands.

Source: Congressman Pantaleon Alvarez Facebook Page

24th Siargao International Surfing Cup

24th Siargao International Surfing Cup
Siargao Islands, Surigao del Norte
September 28 to October 4, 2018

Source: Surigao Del Norte Tourism Office

Siargao Islands, Philippines

Cloud9 Surfing
Siargao Boardwalk
Sugba Lagoon
Guyam Island
Siargao Magpupungko
Siargao Beach
Siargao Islands, Philippines

Source: John Christian Falar Sayon

Inspiring Siargao's next generation

Inspiring Siargao's next generation

Written by Grom Nation Siargao

The kids are the future. 

Let us inspire and nurture through promoting creativity, learning, and fun. 

Let us lead by example, holding the environment, education, and the well-being of those around us as paramount. 

We have the power, and can choose to sow the seeds that empower future generations in every way possible to us. 

For us at Grom Nation, we believe in accomplishing this through motivating and mentoring youth with surf, skate, art, and music.

Happiness, health, education, environment

Video by our friend Gaps Sabuero — at Siargao Islands, Philippines.

Sugba Lagoon

Written by The Traveller's Chronicle PH

It's definitely a paradise hidden within islands and hectares of magroves forest. About an hour boat ride from Del Carmen, Sugba Lagoon is one of the most popular place to go in Siargao. This spectacular lagoon is surrounded by mountains and mangroves.

Once you reach the Sugba Lagoon, you will dock at a hut which is built in the middle of the lagoon. There are plenty of things to do there so you definitely won’t get bored. You can jump right into the cold water of the Lagoon from a platform made by locals.You can do stand up paddle boarding or just swim. If you get tired, you can rest at the hut and enjoy the view of the Lagoon.

You can also add to your itinerary the Kawhagan Island just nearby the Sugba lagoon. The island has a long white sandbar which you can enjoy.


The Summer Jewell of Mindanao

The Summer Jewell of Mindanao
Written by: Arnez Jewell Dotillos-Manlimos

Although summer about to say its goodbyes, there is a place in the south-eastern part of the Philippines, where it never meets its end. If you haven’t gone to a summer vacation yet, we highly suggest you to consider visiting the amazing paradise located at Mindanao, the Siargao Island.

We have always dreamt to spend our summer vacation at Siargao and when it finally happened, it did not, even a little, disappointed us. Our first destination was the famous Magpupungko Rock Pools, its scenic sand beach with natural rock formations & tidal pools will leave your mouth open in amazement and admiration. The crystal clear blue water made us all speechless. And if you are into jumping,there are multiple spots to get your backflip on. Magpupungko could really makes appreciate how astonishing nature could be.

Our next stop was the Naked Island, an island made of sand and some little bushes alone. Yes, there is nothing more to see there, but it’s being like that is what makes it precious. Its fine white sand embraces your feet as you walk along the island. It is indeed worth visiting.

And last but certainly not the least was the Daku Island. It is a pretty good chill spot. There you can venture into the palm forest. Its fine white sand, warm hearted locals, beautiful scenery and clear blue water will make you never want to leave. Daku Island is so perfect that you will know what "love at first sight" really is. This Island should really be witnessed and experienced by everyone.

Overall, the trip we just had at Siargao was indeed a memory worthy to treasure. What makes our trip even more satisfying was because we were able to experience it together with dear friends. Remember, nothing could make a place endearing, but being with people you know you love and loves you back.

Siargao International Marathon - July 14, 2018

Siargao International Marathon
July 14, 2018
Del Carmen, Siargao, Surigao del Norte, Philippines

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Participants must follow the instructions of all event officials (staff and volunteers). For participants’ safety, no skates, strollers, or animals are permitted. Costumes covering the face, or any bulky outfit extending beyond the perimeter of the body, are not permitted.
RUNRIO reserves the right to change the details of the event, including delaying, canceling, or suspending the race due to inclement weather or other potential safety risks. Participants must retire at once from the race if ordered to do so by event officials, medical staff, or any governmental authority, including firefighters and police officers.


Any participant who conducts him/herself in an unsportsmanlike manner or who is offensive in action or language to event officials, other participants, volunteers, or spectators may be disqualified. Protests related to results will be entertained for up to one (1) hour after the posting of results. All protests should be made in writing and submitted to the event officials or sent to A non-refundable protest fee amounting to P5,000 is required. Verbal protests will not be entertained.


All participants must provide accurate information, including age, gender, and emergency contact information, when filling out the event application form. It is strongly recommended that the closest family member who is in Manila should be written as the emergency contact person. Request for information changes will not be accepted once the event has started.
Registration is on a first-come first-served basis. Entry fees are non-refundable and may not be deferred or transferred.

  • For 42K, and 21K, Participants must be 18 years and above
  • For 10K, Participants must be 16 years and above
  • For 5K, Participants must be 13 years and above; kids 12 years old and below will be allowed to run provided he or she is accompanied by a parent or guardian

Participants below the age of 18 must seek their parental/guardian consent and fill up the entry form where the parent/guardian is required to sign.


Your official race number (bib) must be fully visible at all times and worn in front. The timing device (B-Tag) is attached to the back of your race number; in order to ensure an accurate time, please do not fold or wrinkle the race number or cover it with a jacket, runner belt, water bottle, or any other item.
Participants who run the race without their number properly displayed risk not having their finish time and split times recorded. The reverse side of the race number must be duly filled up. It should contain the emergency contact number of the closest family member who is in Manila. If your race number is lost, you will have to register again.

Runners without the official race number will not be allowed to run. Race numbers are non-transferable.
You cannot give or sell your race number to another person. A participant who does not wear his or her assigned race number, or who is found to have transferred, bought, sold or otherwise permitted any other individual to wear his or her race number, will be disqualified and suspended from subsequent RUNRIO events.


Participants are responsible for arriving at the start line corral on time. Any participant who climbs over a barricade or otherwise enters improperly may be disqualified. For participant safety, once a corral is closed for entry, late-arriving participants must report to the next available corral. Participants who do not start within 15 minutes from respective flag off will be disqualified and may not be allowed to start. No result will be given to disqualified participants.


Your official finish time is recorded by the timing system from when you cross the starting line to when you cross the finish line. Top finishers will be determined by gun time (the time from the starting horn until the runner crosses the finish line).

  • A weapon of any kind, including firearms, knives, Mace, etc.
  • Any dangerous item that could be considered dangerous, including hammers, saws, sharp objects, etc.
  • Flammable liquids, fuels, fireworks, toxic chemicals, and explosives
  • Large packages, coolers, tents, etc.
  • Sleeping bags, and large blankets or comforters
  • Alcoholic beverages and illegal substances of any kind
  • Unmanned aerial devices, drones, survey balloons, photography mini-copters, and any flying device with an on/off switch.
  • Opaque trash bags and any non-transparent plastic bags (Clear trash bags are allowed.)
  • Animals/pets
  • Folding chairs, camp chairs, and tables of any kind
  • Glass containers
  • Containers of liquid larger than one liter
  • Strollers
  • Suitcases and rolling bags
  • Costumes that cover the face and any bulky outfits that extend beyond the perimeter of the body
  • Selfie-sticks and any camera mount or rig that isn’t attached directly to the head or torso
Source: Runrio

Del Carmen, Surigao del Norte 2018 Events

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Del Carmen, Surigao del Norte 2018 Events

Del Carmen Bayanihan Challenge
VolunTourism Week Experience
May 23-25, 2018

Siargao International Marathon 2018 
July 13-15, 2018

Del Carmen Bakhaw Festival 2018
Bakhaw Festival Dance (July 16, 2018)
Bakhaw Pintal ka da Best (July 14, 2018)
July 12-16, 2018

Del Carmen Town Fiesta in honour of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
July 15-17, 2018

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Final results: 11th Siargao International Game Fishing Tournament 2018

11th International Game Fishing
April 12-15, 2018

Tournament Awards

11th International Game Fishing Result

11th International Game Fishing Catch Fish

11th International Game Fishing Result

Photo Source: Roberto Parada

Biggest catch for the day was a 44.1 kilo-Sailfish

Before today’s sunset, the long horn sound was heard at exactly 5pm, ending the first day of the 11th INTERNATIONAL GAME FISHING TOURNAMENT in Siargao Island and the biggest catch for the day was a 44.1 kilo-Sailfish!!!

#nikonpro #itsmorefuninsiargao #gamefishingsiargao #nikonproinsiargao

Source: Ted Madamba

11th International Game Fishing


Former President of the Philippines Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

Congressman Bingo Matugas, Mayor Richard Gomez and His Wife Cong. Lucy Tores

Pilar, Siargao Islands, Surigao del Norte
April 12 - 16, 2018

Congressman Bingo Matugas, Guest and VIP. Actor and Mayor Richard Gomez and His Wife Cong. Lucy Tores, Former President of the Philippines Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.

-Photographer JMM.

The Black Pencil Project volunteers traveled to Brgy. Caub, Del Carmen

Lasala Elementary School, Brgy. Caub, Del Carmen, SDN.
Written by Rolan Garcia 

4 months ago, with no itinerary or coverage for the day, the team decided to do road trip and check the Siargao Circumferential Road. In the peaceful town of Del Carmen, Siargao Islands, famous for Sugba Lagoon and longest continous mangroves in the country, we met a lot of new friends, share their hopes, dreams and share their hobbies like fishing! We promise to ourselves we will come back next year.

Last February 16, the Black Pencil Project volunteers traveled to Brgy. Caub, Del Carmen, Siargao Islands for the fulfillment of School-In-A-Box campaign of Black Pencil Project in partnership with Moneygram Foundation. Last mile study kits were given to 350 learners in the islands to help boost class participation and reduced absenteeism.

Black Pencil Project is volunteerism platform that aims to empower remote and indigenous barrio schools in the Philippines with free access to school supplies like pencils, art materials and paper.

SUGBA LAGOON | Del Carmen | Siargao

I can't believe it took me this long to find Siargao. Sugba Lagoon is just one of the many paradises on this island.


Source: Lost LeBlanc

8th Annual Pilar Sports Fishing Cup

It's almost tournament season again! I know most of you guys are already excited to fish again in Pilar, bond with your fishing buddies, and listen to Dave's funny stories! 😂

I'm happy to announce that we already have the official dates for the tourney. The 8th Pilar Sport Fishing Cup will be on April 26, 27, & 28, 2018.

Here are some of the great highlights from last year's tourney to fuel your excitement!

We'll post the rest of the details in the days to come!

Tight lines everyone! 🎣😃

Source: Siargao Sport-Fishing Association

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